South Dakota man indicted in $71 million organics fraud

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a Rapid City businessman in what they say was a $71 million fraudulent scheme to sell fake organic grain and seed.

Court documents describe how Kent Duane Anderson used the profits to fuel an extravagant lifestyle that included a yacht, a multimillion-dollar home, and luxury cars.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office last week filed an indictment for wire fraud and money laundering against Anderson.

Prosecutors allege he sold non-organic grain and seed products as organic.

Documents show Anderson made a $25 million profit from the fake organic sales from October 2012 to December 2017.

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